Saturday, October 11

Trilogy 3 - Creator & Preserver

The Royal Exchange, London

Psalm 24

"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods." Psalm 24:1-2

At this point, we have covered what is known as the “Trilogy of the Psalm” – that is, a comparison of Psalms 22, 23, 24

Psalm 22
1. The Good Shepherd
2. The Saviour
3. The Foundation
4. Christ Dying
5. The Cross
6. He Gives His Life
7. Grace

Psalm 23
8. The Great Shepherd
9. The Satisfier
10. The Manifestation
11. Christ Living
12. The Comforter
13. He Gives His Love
14. Guidance

Psalm 24
15. The Chief Shepherd
16. The Sovereign
17. The Expectation
18. Christ Coming
19. The Crown
20. He Gives His Light
21. Glory
Psalm 24 predicts Christ’s triumphant entry into heaven. This Psalm, although originally written to celebrate David’s entrance into the newly captured city of Jerusalem, and His subsequent inauguration as King, may also speak of that victorious entry of the Saviour into glory after He had finished His work of redemption and ascended from the Mount of Olives.

Certain Psalms were sung at the morning service in the Temple worship each day of the week; Psalm 24 was sung every Sunday.


"The earth is the Lord's...” In a world full of attitude, and an “our rights” mentality, we are faced with the only one who gives rise to having a “perfect right.” This is the kingdom of Jesus Christ, and all of us that dwell on this earth – are His subjects.
The meanest of men is a dweller in the world, and therefore belongs to Jehovah. Jesus Christ had made an end of the exclusiveness of nationalities. Neither barbarian, varying cultures, or government rulers are exempt; we all are one in Christ Jesus. We are all tenants, a leaseholder upon the most precarious tenure, liable to instantaneous eviction. The great Landowner and true Proprietor hold His court above the clouds, and laughs at the title deeds of worms of the dust.
The fee simple is not with the lord of the manor or the freeholder, but with the Creator. The earth is full of God; He made it full and He keeps it full, albeit the demands that are made; the sea is full, despite all the clouds which rise from it; the air is full, notwithstanding all the lives which breathe it; the soil is full, though millions of plants derive their nourishment from it. Under man's tutored hand the world is coming to a greater fullness than ever, but it is all the Lord's; the field and the fruit, the earth and all earth's wonders are Jehovah's. We look also for a more sublime fullness when the true ideal of a world for God shall have been reached in millennial glories, and then most clearly the earth will be the Lord's and the fullness thereof.

"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof" These words are now upon London's Royal Exchange, they shall one day be written in letters of light across the sky.

Personal Observation
This is the gospel call and demand; that we let Jesus Christ, the King of glory, come into our souls, and welcome him with hosannas, “Blessed is he that cometh.”

“He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.” Psalm 24:5

His titles in Verses 7-10
1. The King of Glory – Vs.7
2. The Lord strong and mighty in battle – Vs.8
3. His Authoritative entrance into the holy place – Vs.9
4. The Lord of Hosts – Vs.10
Who is this King of glory?--to acquaint ourselves with Him, whom we are to believe in, and to love above all; and the answer is ready: He is Jehovah, and will be Jehovah our righteousness, an all-sufficient Saviour to us, if we give him entrance and entertainment.

There is no match for God’s majesty!

This is the generation of them that seek him that seek thy face. Christians must be seekers. This is the generation of seekers. All mankind, if ever they will come to heaven, they must be a generation of seekers. Heaven is a generation of finders, of possessors, of enjoyers--- seekers of God. But here we are a generation of seekers. We want somewhat that we must seek. When we are at best, we want the accomplishment of our happiness.
Just by observing the younger generation, I have learned of their intense desire to “seek happiness.” They will go to any length to find and obtain what they think will bring them a sense of joy and purpose. Unfortunately, most seekers of happiness look everywhere but to the cross.

Furthermore, this behavior is not limited to the younger generation - it's across the board, those who do not know Christ spend their lifetime as seekers, and those who are saved and have not understood the peace that surpasses a need for instant gratification – are still looking for more!

But to come more particularly to this seeking the face of God, or the presence of God ... The presence of God meant here is that presence that he shows in the time of need, and in His ordinances. He shows a presence in need and necessity, that is, a gracious presence to His children, a gracious face.
“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.”
I Love You,

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